Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy
David Weinehall <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Fri, Nov 10, 2006 at 12:01:10AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> Secondly, why should we explicity carve out an exception for
>> test -a and -o, rather than saying that the XSI extensions need be
>> supported? The X/Open System Interface is the core application
>> programming interface for C and sh programming for systems conforming
>> to the Single UNIX Specification.
> Don't forget ( ) in that case, they go hand in hand with -a and -o.
Not in my experience, but I haven't tested for them in particular. On my
system, I see one maintainer script using test -o, none using test -a, and
none using test ().
I currently see no need to require that test () be supported.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>